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Ball Corp.: Sustainable aluminum aerosol packaging

Ball Corporation launched a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols.
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Ball Corp.: European can size now available in North America

Ball Corporation’s “imperial pint” 568mL beverage can--about 19.2 ounces—is said to be the first of its kind in North America.
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Ball Corp.: 8-oz. can meets school-size guidelines

Ball Corporation’s 8-oz. “trim” can is a small, lightweight can designed for juices and other beverages for portion-conscious consumers, and is unbreakable, quick-chilling and 100% recyclable.           
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Ball Corp.: Aluminum bottles

Ball's Alumi-Tek(R) Bottles are recloseable, lightweight aluminum bottles that are designed to keep beverages cool while giving consumers the option to re-cap and save the drink for later.
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Festo Corporation: Festo Corporation: Electric actuator

The EGC Electric Actuator, from Festo, is designed for high dynamic speeds and high rigidity.
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Copley Controls Corp.: Copley Controls Corp.: Servotube module

The Servotube Module, from Copley Controls, provides linear drive actuation in pick and place gantry and general materials handling applications.
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Ball Corp.: Ball EZ Peel

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: Ball recently introduced a new EZ Peel non-foil flexible lidstock for retortable food cans.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Compact modules

Bosch Rexroth’s eLINE Compact Modules provide an economical and maintenance-free solution for packaging applications with less rigorous linear motion speed and load requirements up to 60 kg. SEE IT AT PACK EXPO—Booth #4634!
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Aerotech, Inc: Aerotech, Inc: Linear motion stage

The ALS130H series linear motor stage from Aerotech provides good step-to-step resolution for high-precision alignment.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Electromechanical cylinders

The new series of Electromechanical Cylinders from Bosch Rexroth provides high-thrust, high-speed capabilities with greater flexibility and control to applications traditionally using hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
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Ball Corp.: Self-lubricating linear bushings

Misumi has announced a new family of self-lubricating linear bushings.
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Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Adhesive application system

The Nordson Braille Adhesive Application System features a three-module e.dot gun, a specially developed electronic Braille code pattern controller and a Nordson adhesive melter.
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Pacific Bearing: Pacific Bearing: Linear motion

Pacific Bearing® has implemented its Redi-Rail linear motion line as a pick-and-place solution for environments with extreme requirements.
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Ball Corp.: Single-axis actuators

Misumi USA has introduced single-axis actuators, available in 208 configured styles and a standard mfg. time of 11 working days from receipt of order.
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Ball Corp.: Lotion pump

The neutral Nea lotion pump from Rexam contains no elastomers and features a glass ball to protect against formula discoloration and incompatibility, and to allow for metal-free formula flow.
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Ball Corp.: Springtime tin

Ball Corporation-Steeltin has introduced “Spring Time,” a new decorative tin with a vibrant design that is particularly suited to Easter packaging.
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THK America, Inc: THK America, Inc: High-efficiency actuator

THK’s new Type VLA Actuator has fewer components and a low overall cost, by using a TLK LM guide for its base.
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THK America, Inc: THK America, Inc: Enhanced actuators

THK’s new Actuator Type GL-N offers newly engineered enhancement to offer actuator features with the benefit of Caged Technology.
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THK America, Inc: THK America, Inc: High-speed actuator

THK’s Type KLM Actuator achieves extreme accuracy through the incorporation of an optic linear encoder and linear motor.
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Festo Corporation: Festo Corporation: Electric Linear Actuator

Festo's DGEA cantilever electric linear actuator is designed with a  slide unit that remains stationary while the profile moves axially, making it suitable for space-contained multi-axis configurations.
SERVO CONTROL. Governing both logic and motion, the controller (above) now used in Yamato's vertical case packer (left) has enha
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Ball Corp.: New controls architecture brings speed and versatility to vertical case packer

Servo motors—instead of steppers—and a controller that integrates both logic and motion control make this case packer special.
Prepress reduction. At Nestle Purina Pet Care, where packaging and collateral encompasses more than 1,000 SKUs,development of a
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Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: This isn't your grandfather's prepress

Online proofing, collaboration tools, and prepress standards are having a profound impact on time to market, quality, and cost effectiveness.
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Ball Corp.: Roll handling robot

Sage Automation's roll handling gantry robots have been enhanced to include new Z-axis assembly, which utilizes a direct-drive ball-screw and servo-motor combination.
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Batching Systems: Batching Systems: High-Speed Counting System

The Batchmaster® III (BMIII) multi-channel/multi-head, high-speed counting system from Batching Systems, Inc. is ideal for use where high-speed, high-output counting with accuracy is a must.
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Ball Corp.: Centrifugal Blowers

The latest additions to the Republic Centrifugal Blower product line are the RB2000 and the RB500 (shown). The RB2000 produces up to 2ꯠ CFM with motor options from 20-HP to 30-HP.
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Zero - Max: Zero - Max: Linear actuators

Roh'lix[r] linear actuators from Zero-Max convert rotary motion to linear travel and carry loads at speeds to 70"/sec, depending on size. A less costly alternative to ball screws, actuators are suitable for positioning operations in all types of machinery.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Ball screw drive

The Ball Screw Drive Unit AGK from Rexroth uses a high-performance ball screw in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments.
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Ball Corp.: Ball Corp.: Non-ball screws

Kerk Motion Products offers its VHD series, designed to eliminate drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The anti-backlash assembly provides maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any Kerk nut assembly.
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Valco Melton: Valco Melton: Valco Melton: Extrusion hand guns

The NC-24 series spray and extrusion hand guns from Shure-Glue feature a molded, high-temperature nylon handle that is rugged, lightweight, and remains cool during operation to protect operator.
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Qosmedix: Qosmedix: 1-mL glass bottle

Qosmedix has introduced a 1-mL clear glass bottle with stainless-steel roller ball and lined threaded cap, suitable for new product launches and in-store promotions.
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Festo Corporation: Festo Corporation: Linear actuator catalog

Festo offers a new, 220-page catalog that provides an easy way to select a ball screw or belt-driven linear actuator, or to design a complete multi-axis system from the company’s full range of electro-mechanical linear actuators.
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THK America, Inc: THK America, Inc: Caged technology

THK Caged Technology has added Caged Roller (for customers with specific rigidity requirements) and Caged Technology Ball Screw (incorporating a newly designed ball return tube and an elastometric spacer to separate balls) product groups to its existing Caged Ball™ product group.
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World Wide Packaging, LLC: World Wide Packaging, LLC: Ball jars

World Wide Packaging has added 3 new flat-bottom ball jars to its existing ball jar line. Available in a variety of sizes, the jars can be made in clear PMMA or SAN, or any other solid color.
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Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Dispensing guns and modules

SolidBlue hot melt dispensing guns and modules from Nordson are said to deliver greater reliability with twice the industry-leading service life. The new, more user-friendly, practical design enables faster installation, as well as easier and quicker maintenance.
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SKF USA: SKF USA: Profile rail guides

SKF® profile rail guides from SKF Motion Technologies provide precise positioning, smooth operation, high load-carrying capacity, high stiffness, and unlimited stroke for a variety of linear-motion applications.
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Nexen Group: Nexen Group: Ball screw alternative

Nexen Group has introduced the Precision Roller Pinion System (RPS), with advanced technology that converts rotary motion into precise, backlash-free linear motion, while operating at high speeds or over long distances.
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Anver Corp.: Anver Corp.: Vacuum Tube Lifter

The ANVER VT-250 Vacuum Tube Lifter is compatible with any overhead crane system and provides a 100% continuous duty cycle for stacking and unstacking pallets.
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Anver Corp.: Anver Corp.: Vacuum Tube Lifters

ANVER Mini VT Series Vacuum Tube Lifters are easy to learn and simple to operate for loading and unloading pallets without manual lifting, bending, and stretching.
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Oriental Motor USA: Oriental Motor USA: Motorized cylinders

Oriental Motor USA introduces the new EZ Limo series of linear motion products. It combines advanced step-motor functionality and sophisticated motion-control features into easy-to-use linear motion products.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Heat-set PET

Ball Corp. has expanded its line of recyclable Heat-Tek™ PET plastic bottles for hot-filled beverages to include sizes from 8 to 64 oz. Ideal for juices, teas, sports drinks, vitamin-enhanced water, and other beverages filled at temperatures to 185°F.
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Exlar Corporation: Exlar Corporation: Linear actuator

A new 5” -frame GSX Series linear actuator with T-LAM™, the segmented motor stator design, is available from Exlar. Company says the design packs 50% more force in a smaller package than other actuators and outlives comparably sized ball screw device by 15 x.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Bosch Rexroth Corp.: Pneumatic mini slides

The ZSC pneumatic slides from Bosch Rexroth are specially designed for vertical applications, using a ball rail system between twin piston rods. The company says the design allows for a lower profile and weighs less than conventional double-rod slide units.
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Solus Industrial Innovations: Solus Industrial Innovations: Mini roller conveyor

Solus Industrial Innovations has introduced Roll-Tech mini roller conveyor sections. Featuring a low profile and sleek design and arriving fully assembled and ready to mount, the 3¼4” aluminum or stainless steel rollers are ideal for small containers and packages.
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Nordson Corporation: Nordson Corporation: Hot melt dispensing guns

Nordson offers the MiniBlue adhesive dispensing guns, ideal for packaging applications with close compression sections and limited space. Line includes single module guns with 18-mm manifolds and multimodule guns with centerlines as low as 16 mm.
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Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Bosch Rexroth Linear Motion and Assembly Tech.: Linear motion component brochure

Bosch Rexroth has published a 14-page color brochure called “Precision in Motion” from its Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies business unit. Brochure provides an overview of the company’s linear motion products, including a description of components.
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Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: Custom Bottle, div. of Lerman Container: HDPE round

The 16-oz, HDPE Tincture Round bottle from Custom Bottle offers a modern update on the old-fashioned, tincture-shouldered medicinal bottle. Features a 24/415 neck finish and accommodates standard closures such as ball caps and tapered disc tops, or dispensing systems such as fine mist sprayers and lotion pumps.
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Specialty Motions, Inc: Specialty Motions, Inc: Positioning systems

Specialty Motions, Inc. offers new positioning systems called SV series. Systems have travel lengths from 4” to 24”, can load to 1ꯠ lb, and have an accuracy to .0001”/inch of travel.
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THK America, Inc: THK America, Inc: Catalog directory

THK offers its new catalog directory of products, including motion guides, actuators, and other linear motion products. Information regarding caged ball linear motion guides; standard linear motion guides; ball screws, splines, and link balls; linear actuators; and other standard products is included.
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Oriental Motor USA: Oriental Motor USA: Linear actuator and drive system

Oriental Motor USA offers its new DRL Series of miniature linear actuators that combine a 5-phase hybrid stepping motor with an incorporated ball screw.
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Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Bosch Rexroth Corp., Electric Drives and Controls: Ball rail system

The Generation 2 Ball Rail® System from Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates, IL) has a new runner block that can help machine bu?^[k
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Koch Equipment LLC: Koch Equipment LLC: Top and bottom labeler

Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) PosiTack™ in-line labeler automatically applies p-s labels to the top and bottom of flexible packages, rigid modified atmosphere packages, boxes, and a variety of finished products.
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Integrated Packaging Machinery: Integrated Packaging Machinery: Bottle sanitizer

The Extended Shelf Life bottle sanitizer from Integrated Packaging Machinery (Grandville, MI) with touchscreen controls has an enclosed design, creating a completely controlled environment.
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ITW Dynatec: ITW Dynatec: Hot melt hand applicator

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) offers the Dynagun II hot melt adhesive hand applicator that gives the operator the flexibility to precisely control the hand applicator while decreasing operator fatigue.
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Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co.: Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co.: Seaming rolls

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has designed a set of seaming rolls for its P model can seamers. Seaming rolls have an identical groove profile on each end, enabling a processor to turn the seaming roll over to double its wear life.
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Exlar Corporation: Exlar Corporation: Integrated actuators

The SR Series of inverted roller screw actuators from Exlar (Minneapolis, MN) offers higher speed and load capacity than ball screw actuators and other traditional rotary-to-linear conversion mechanisms, company says.
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Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc: Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc: Spherical rod ends

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) announces the addition of spherical rod ends to its line of accessories for stainless-steel cylinders.
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Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation: Ball bearings literature

Rockwell Automation (Greenville, SC) has published a new brochure highlighting its Dodge E-Z- Kleen ball bearings line for the food processing industry.
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Serac Inc: Serac Inc: ESL/aseptic filling

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has released an 8-page brochure on its filling machines and systems for ESL and sterilized dairy products in stable containers.
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Numation, Inc: Numation, Inc: Controls design guide

A new guide from Numation, Inc. (Avon, OH) gives dimensional data, load ratings, deflection formulas, critical speed and drive sizing calculations for a wide range of motion control products.
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Star Linear Systems, a Div. of Mannesmann Rexroth: Star Linear Systems, a Div. of Mannesmann Rexroth: Linear motion

Star Linear Systems (Charlotte, NC) has introduced Mini Compact Slides and Tychoway® Miniature Ball Rails®. Both provide linear motion for packaging machines such as fillers, case packers, palletizers and wrappers.
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PSI: PSI: PSI: Aluminum safety end

Automated Container (Toledo, OH) has introduced the 300 Doublesafe® aluminum safety end. Able to withstand pressure up to 15 psi, the end has folds of metal on both the center panel and the rim to protect the user from cuts.
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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Square bottle

Continental Laboratories (Madrid, IA) has introduced a new bottle available for contract packaging. The 1.45-oz rounded natural square bottle comes with an 18/415 neck opening that can accommodate both straight-sided and ball caps.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Bag palletizer

Minimizing operators' repetitive lifting, Model 72SA bag palletizer from A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically loads industrial sacks from a low-level orientation table that has ball bearing rollers.
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Mardem Mfg. Co.: Mardem Mfg. Co.: Valve assemblies

Mardem Mfg. (Farmingdale, NJ) offers a low-maintenance replacement for worn Simplex(TM) fill heads. The valve assemblies are designed for quick installation into fillers, which can be rebuilt in less than a half hour with a standard ball valve kit.
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Thomson Industries, Inc: Linear motion stage

The Thomson (Port Washington, NY) AccuSlide(TM) Model 2HB is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear-motion stage with pre-aligned Accu-Glide(TM)0 linear guides and a preloaded ball screw assembly.
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Zero - Max: Zero - Max: Linear actuator

Roh'lix® linear actuators from Zero-Max (Minneapolis, MN) convert rotary motion into linear travel at speeds to 70"/sec, depending on lead size and shaft speed.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Washdown motor

The Paint Free DC is a permanent magnet SCR drive motor new to Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) Washdown Duty line of motors and controls. Includes stainless-steel construction, sealed ball bearings and moisture-resistant 200 magnet wire.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Palletizer for heavy cases

The Model 72A semi-automatic case palletiz-er from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a roller infeed and staging table that allow the operator to move and position weighty cases with ease.
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Ball Corp.: Fill/plug/cap system

Model RFPC Dual-Index rotary monoblock machine is a fill/plug/cap system from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ). Suitable for nail polish, it's designed with an overhead ball dropper station that inserts two balls into each container.
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Intermediate bulk container

Greif Bros. (Deleware, OH) has a new modular 275-gal IBC suitable for bulk liquids. Measuring 39.37" W, 47.25" L and 49.60" H, the IBC comprises a blow-molded HDPE bottle, wire mesh cage and an attached wooden pallet.
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Fast tooling changeover

A new brochure from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) features products to speed tooling changeovers and to maximize the number of parts held on a fixture. It includes the Ball Lock(TM) Mounting System, which permits accurate locating and locking of fixture plates to subplates in less than a minute.
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Motion control software

Warner Electric (S. Beloit, IL) has introduced a Windows(TM)-based software package that guides designers through sizing and selecting products required for linear motion applications.
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Motion control system

The Zeta Series microstepping drive/controller system from Parker Hannifin (Wadsworth, OH) has a new ETS Series electric cylinder. This mechanical actuator incorporates ball or lead drive screw technology and a unique triple bearing anti-rotate assembly to provide smooth motion at speeds from .01 to 40 ips.
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Turret winder

The Black Hawk turret winder from Black Clawson-SANO (Amelia, OH) for its blown film systems uses a phantom axis turret design. Rigid cross members permit large-diameter reel winding in a compact configuration.
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Robot system

CRS Robotics (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) offers its class of gantry robots for high-precision applications. Employs calibrated welded-frame structures, precision ball screw drives, and digital optical encoders to achieve accuracies of at least 0.005" and repeatability up to 0.001" over a 20ꯠ-cubic-inch working area, or 36" x 42" x 12".